Poland Yiddish Writer

March 5, 2013 - 2:30 PM
A daughter of Yiddish writer Naftali Herts Kon, Ina Lancman wipes her face as she reads in the file folders holding Kon’s writings that were returned to the daughters and to the Warsaw City Archives Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The letters, newspaper articles and poems by Naftali Herts Kon, whose real name was Jakub Serf, were deposited with the City of Warsaw Archives by communist authorities after he was sentenced to prison on fabricated charges, in 1963. After 15 months in confinement, Kon left for Israel where he died in 1971. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)